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'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing Underage Boy

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing Underage Boy

Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy named Michael Egan in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday (April 16) in Hawaii, according to Variety.

The 48-year-old X-Men director is accused of forcibly sodomizing Michael when he was 17 at a house in Encino.

Michael‘s lawyer Jeff Herman also claims that Bryan gave the teenager drugs and alcohol and flew him to Hawaii more than once in 1999.

“Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children,” Jeff said in a statement. “This is the first of many cases I will be filing to give these victims a voice and to expose the issue.”

Michael is seeking an unspecified amount in damages for the sexual assault he allegedly suffered.

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79 Responses to “'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing Underage Boy”

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  1. 1
    LaCroix Says:

    and yet actors will still work with him .. gross.

  2. 2
    Nick Says:

    Because this is obviously false and a cash grab. Why else wait 16 years to file. lol.

  3. 3
    Georgina Says:

    @LaCroix:
    What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Umm… and don’t you have five years to come forward with allegations of rape? Most def will be settled outside of court, because it’s all about $.

  4. 4
    KFC Says:

    Really? Another charge against a celebrity. Poor kid. The sad thing is that he’ll make this disappear and everyone will forget and he’ll keep making millions. God I don’t think I want to go see a movie where my money will be going to a sexual offender. Those poor kids going through this it’s so sad.

  5. 5
    KFC Says:

    Oh didn’t read the whole story. Sorry. You guys are right he may be innocent. However, I’m sure this happens a lot in Hollywood.

  6. 6
    Fercat Says:

    Blue Jasmine and now X-Men. Film promos have gotten dark lately.

  7. 7
    PurpleCouch Says:

    I thought Elmo’s voice Kevin Clash was innocent too…So if this guy IS innocent, I hope he doesn’t pay out a penny but if he DID sodomize the guy–even years ago–I hope he does jail time.

  8. 8
    commonsense Says:

    Where were his parents that at 17 some grown a$$ man was flying him out to Hawaii?

    If this is true then it’s slimy of Brian Singer but what I find interesting is that James Franco basically attempted to do the same thing a couple weeks ago but everybody was all “17 is the legal age of consent” and “a 17 year old knows what they’re doing, she knew what she was doing.” But now that there are 2 males involved, there’s moral outrage. How could he do something like that to a teenager? Hypocrisy, you gotta love it.

  9. 9
    Samuel Says:

    I’ve heard rumors about him before. He has a bad reputation. “Allegedly.” I have heard that he likes to “party” with under aged boys.

    I am not saying this allegation is true, only that this isn’t the first time
    I’ ve heard that about him, but never before about someone actually hiring a lawyer and filing a public lawsuit. In this day and age how can they allow people like that to get away with it, and to keep making movies and working? Baffling.

  10. 10
    f Says:

    @commonsense: Well I don’t think it is that it’s the fact that James Franco wasn’t accused of rape. He is being accused of rape. You aren’t thinking about it correctly he is saying he was FORCED, whereas with the other case it wasn’t. But nothing even happened between them so I don’t really know why you are bringing it up. This poor kid (if these are true) is going to go through years of trauma and to compare the two cases are disgusting. But if something between Franco and the girl would have happened people would be mad too so for you to think that is plain ignorant. This isn’t a case of sexism it’s a case of possible rape. So don’t compare the two to fit your sexism agenda.

  11. 11
    Roberta Says:

    @commonsense: I have the same opinion about Bryan Singer and James Franco: a 17 year old knows exactly what they are doing. Wether if it

  12. 12
    f Says:

    @Roberta: Okay. Let’s say you tell that to a 17 year old rape victim female or male. Age shouldn’t matter. The amount of ignorance is disgusting. I bet if this were him and a female accuser everyone would say how he is disgusting for raping the girl, even if it weren’t true. But since it’s a 17 year old male it’s “he knows exactly what he’s doing.”

  13. 13
    Roberta Says:

    @Roberta: I have the same opinion about Bryan Singer and James Franco: a 17 year old knows exactly what they are doing. Wether if it’s a boy or a girl. I have a feeling this is all about money. I don’t think it was rape, I think the guy is taking advantage of the fact he had sex with a celebrity while he was 17 and wants to cash in. If the allegations are true, why did he wait years to come forward with this? This whole thing sounds too fishy, in my opinion. 17 year olds can’t fly without their parent’s consent.

  14. 14
    Bull Winkle Says:

    I TOTALLY BELIEVE IT. HE AND HIS BUDDY JON OTTMAN BOTH CRAVED CHILDREN. SINGER LIKES TO DEFILE YOUNG LITTLE GENTILE BOYS. GOES ALONG WITH HIS CHEEZY PRETENTIOUSNESS

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    allison Says:

    The 32 year old man would have more creditably if he had written an article about what happen to him rather than suing for money.

  16. 16
    Lois Louise Says:

    So JJared picks a bad picture of Singer looking creepy to go along with the story.

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    commonsense Says:

    This also claim sounds suspect to me because if somebody forcibly rapes you why in the heck would risk being alone with them never-mind letting them you to Hawaii several times?

  18. 18
    Zdeno Says:

    It´s too complicated to talk about that problem and gave a right solution or opinion – only these two guys know how everything happened. But I am gay and know a lot of gays (and not only gays, but a lot of heterosexual teenagers) in these days begin experiment with their sexual life earlier then in 17s….
    Of course Michael could be sacrifice of sexual abusing but there´s 50:50 chance he is the young boy who really knows that older guys like him and he know how to use it for his own profit. Especially when you met famous director who likes twink types…

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    Lois Louise Says:

    @commonsense: Good point.

  20. 20
    Lena Says:

    @commonsense:

    Bravo commonsense,

    Perhaps you are unlikely to be chosen as a victim of rape? However, tell that to the three women who were discovered finally after being kept in that guy’s house for years. Or the countless other girls kidnapped when they were young, and as they got older they had a chance to flee but didn’t. Or the Smart girl who was seen places and only escaped after she knew she would definitely make it. It’s called choosing your victims wisely, and making sure you have the proper manipulation game down right. As I read it, there were threats against his family, as well as wielding a gun, and representations of elusive shadowy figures in Hollywood a la mafia types that could allegedly take him and his entire family down if the kid did not play ball. Along with drugs, and perhaps he was not smart. At least that is what I read in another article. And plenty of folks in lawsuits are convinced their opponents are above the system and can outwit and manipulate the judges, the jury and even the lawyers, despite lawyers explaining that judges are pretty sharp and have seen almost every trick in the book, etc. People get zoned in on thinking their abuser is a mortal god able to bend steel and control the world. Why is that so hard for people to believe?

    And, as far as the statute of limitations goes? Is there a discovery rule in Hawaii? Repressed memory issue in that state which tolls the statute or some other reason which tolls the statute like fraud, or something that we have not heard of? Anyone know?

    Anyway, Kudos to the lawyer for taking on the pedophiles and rapists in Hollywood! I have long since believed that there needs to be a crack down of that system. On many levels, not just sexual abuse. I was not sure I was in favor of it like the federal government regulates baseball. But from what I have seen of behavior from celebrities, the internet, the media, PR firm shenanigans, studios, manipulation of the public, and other abuses, I think it’s time the federal government steps in and cleans house. It’s not just Hollywood anymore. With the internet, what they do in that small world has fast global reach and influence these days.

    Lena

  21. 21
    f Says:

    @Lena: Thank you for that. I hope she realizes she was wrong in saying those things.

  22. 22
    Ava Says:

    Sorry if your not willing to prosecute someone… Then you shouldn’t be going after their money .. This looks like a shake down right before Xmen comes out… Pay up or I’ll file a lawsuit and doesn’t matter if I win your reputation will be destroyed ..looks like Bryan Singer decided to go to court.

  23. 23
    commonsense Says:

    @Lena: You are comparing apples and oranges. This person wasn’t held hostage so your comparison doesn’t make sense. Stockholm syndrome doesn’t apply. There isn’t even the suggestion that he was “groomed”

  24. 24
    Ava Says:

    And could JJ have out a more creepier picture of the guy.. A little blow the belt LOL JJ

  25. 25
    carofrombelgium Says:

    @Samuel: Singer is openly gay and is know to do for his huge gay parties.
    Here the plaintiff waited 15 years to complain and he continued to frequent Singer after the 1rst events.

    As i can believe Singer had sex with a 17 years old guy as it’s difficult to believe all the story ( i see big $$$ at the end)

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